Roving Ranger

Our Nature Pop-Up brings the park experience to you!


Meet our Roving Ranger, a popular community engagement vehicle that connects people to parks and parks to people! Think a “Nature Pop-Up" on wheels that has a wide variety of interactive activities that inspire awe, wonder, and curiosity about local nature!  

By traveling to community and youth hubs in different neighborhoods and parklands throughout San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo counties, the Roving Ranger creates access to learning and education, joyful play, arts and crafts, cultural celebrations, and much more. We dream of cultivating community wherever we go!  

Our offerings are curated by park staff or co-designed with community partners. Here’s a sample list that changes seasonally:  

  • Blooming Beauties: Find out about the Bay Area’s wonderous wildflowers. 
  • Naturalist Programs: From plant talks to pollinator basics and iNaturalist 101, these programs get you closer to your local natural habitats and promise to engage your senses. 
  • Raptors and Migration: Learn fascinating basics about raptors, their migration patterns, and then go on a staff-led walk to find one!
  • Storytime with local libraries: Join park and library staff for book readings and more.
  • Nature Play: Wildlife clay molds, nature journaling, paper flower making, etc. 
  • Cultural Celebrations & Observances: Pride in the Parks, Día de los Niños, Día de los Muertos, Ramadan events, etc.  
The Roving Ranger with the Community Stewardship and Engagement Team at Crissy Field East Beach.

BASE Landscape Architects, located in Berkeley, California, retrofitted the used truck to include a walk-up window, work space, mini-library, sound system, and storage and display areas. Once used as a delivery truck, the Roving Ranger was transformed using salvaged materials from the park to build all the interior fixtures and provide an opportunity for visitors to learn more about park resources.

Design and fabrication: BASE Landscape Architects
Exterior graphic design: Hunt Design
Artwork: Ryan Jones

Contact us!

We welcome collaborations and are excited to bring out the Roving Ranger to a community event or park near you.  If interested, please e-mail at ¡Hablamos español! 

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